Meg Foster (Twin Peaks, They Live) stars in the new thriller from director Krisstian de Lara called Investigation 13. The trailer was revealed as well as the film's digital and DVD release dates. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Daughter of Dismay London FrightFest IMAX laser premiere details, Big Top Evil's iTunes release details, and Halloween Party's Amazon Prime release details.

Investigation 13 Trailer and Release Details: "The book opens on Krisstian de Lara’s spine-tingling Investigation 13 this fall with Uncork’d Entertainment announcing a digital and DVD release for September 10.

Screen icon Meg Foster (“Twin Peaks”, They Live) stars in director Krisstian de Lara’s mesmerizingly unnerving Investigation 13, premiering on digital and DVD this September from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Incorporating traditional narrative story-telling, as well as numerous forms of pioneering technology, including found footage, hand-held cameras, surveillance cameras, and smart glasses, Investigation 13 is a new-age fright-fest chronicling the tale of a group of college science students investigating the urban legend of The Mole Man, an ex-patient said to still be residing within the walls of the Black Grove Asylum. When members of the group start missing, they soon learn that this myth is more real than they thought, making this 13th investigation one they will come to regret.

From Gorilla Studios, Investigation 13 also stars Stephanie Hernandez, Patrick Flanagan, Robert Paget, William Alexander, Giordan Diaz, Jesse Ramos, and Peter Aratari as ‘The Mole Man’.

Clay Smith wrote the original screenplay, Rolando Vinas and de Lara wrote the most recent version.

Investigation 13 On VOD and DVD September 10 from Uncork’d Entertainment."


Daughter of Dismay London FrightFest IMAX Laser Premiere Details: "Sodom & Chimera Productions is honored to announce the world premiere of James Quinn's Daughter of Dismay, the first narrative short to be shown in IMAX Laser, at the 20th year of the Arrow Video FrightFest in London. The film, painstakingly crafted over the course of a year, is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, focused on the main character's humanity and not cliches of devil worship.

Daughter of Dismay will have its world premiere in IMAX Laser on Saturday, August 24th at 6:30 pm at the Cineworld Leicester Square, paired with the UK premiere of Jordan Rubin's feature The Drone. Following FrightFest, the film will head to Grindfest in Bournemouth (where it will screen in 35mm), and then on to the Todd AO 70mm Festival in Germany, where it will thrill in Karlsruhe with a special 70mm Cinerama screening. Additional screening announcements are forthcoming.

Directed by arthouse horror veteran James Quinn (Flesh of the Void, The Temple of Lilith) and produced by Justin Schenck (Swordfish, Fox's "The Exorcist"), Daughter of Dismay included behind the scenes talent including composer Joseph Bishara (The Conjuring, Insidious, Annabelle), Kodak award-winning director of photography Ben Brahem Ziryab (The Negative, Room for Rent), sound engineer Steve Maslow (The Empire Strikes Back, The Thing, Beetlejuice) and foley artist Martin Langenbach (The Perfume, The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Goodnight Mommy).

Daughter of Dismay tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. She enters the darkness of the woods to fulfill her biggest desire, for which she takes extreme and radical measures that will have sinister consequences. Portrayed in elegant painting-like images, the film is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, leading to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale.

For FrightFest ticket information."


Big Top Evil Now on iTunes: "Big Top Evil is a 2019 American horror feature film about five disparate youths, on a road trip to the location of the infamous ‘mangrove slasher,’ who end up being pursued by a cadre of cannibal clowns."

"It’s available for pre-order now on iTunes."


Halloween Party's Amazon Prime Premiere Details: "The Samhain-themed independent short film “Halloween Party” is now available on Amazon Prime. The first narrative film from director Thomas Crane and his kill devil Films crew, “Halloween Party” is a story with twists, while dabbling in the spook-filled lore of the holiday, and stylistically drawing inspiration from horror classics such as Psycho and The Shining.

The film is set in 1995 and stars Sean Gloria in the enigmatic role of Ben, who is hosting his annual Halloween party when a strange woman, covered in blood shows up at his door. From there the story takes some unexpected turns while letting the viewer soak up the tense atmosphere created by the shot selection, pacing, and music (the original score was written and performed by German composer Frederic Bernard).

HORROR ASYLUM wrote, “There are clearly echoes of ‘Psycho’ peppered throughout the movie. The performances are solid for such a low-budget production and Gloria himself deserves a lot of credit for managing to make his character both likable yet deceivingly enigmatic.”

The film is being distributed by MY Spotlight Independent and is available on Amazon Prime for viewers in the U.S. and U.K. It was also just added to the catalogue at the House of Horror, a new online streaming service dedicated solely to horror films, that will be launching in September.

INDIE SHORTS MAG wrote, “As the director, the editor, and the writer of the film, Crane gives such a twist to an as-it-is spooky celebration, that perhaps Halloween will never feel the same. ‘Halloween Party” engages the audience in not only delving into the origins of the festival but also into their own psyche to find if there’s a Ben hiding in there.'"

Tamika Jones
About the Author - Tamika Jones

Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).